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It's a boy: The royal baby is here

AFP

After 10 hours in labour, the Duchess of Cambridge has spent the first night together with her new son and her husband, Prince William.

It's a boy: The royal baby is here

UK plans to slash Iraq force over the next year

Staff Reporter

Britain and the United States are privately planning to withdraw most of their forces from Iraq by early next year, according to a secret memo written by John Reid, the United Kingdom defence secretary. Under the plans, Britain will cut the number of its troops from the present 8 500 to 3 000 by the middle of next year.